In addition to stock taking, Arvato’s STOK team also performs inventory management. Products that are close to their expiry date are identified and collected so that, if needed, they can be used appropriately at short notice – in implant kits, for example – to avoid destruction costs. This service is supplemented by detailed stock analyses for individual storage locations, including optimisation recommendations and regular reports on products that are close to their expiry date. Experienced personnel deliver products all the way to the nursing station or operating theatre.
Vendor Managed Inventory
This service can be extended to a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), in which STOK will also trigger subsequent deliveries and fill on-site stocks to their target levels. Subsequent delivery will be provided in accordance with a customised service level, with same-day delivery available on request using forward-stocking locations. The manufacturer's own central warehouses or the Arvato distribution structures can be smoothly integrated into the delivery chain.
A fulfilment team behind the scenes looks after all the administrative tasks, such as subsequent deliveries, documentation, forwarding billing information, invoicing and handling orders.